Heard Around Campus — June

Heard Around Campus

A lot happened on campus this month, between commencement ceremonies and the end of the spring term and the fiscal year.

Here's what was heard around campus in June.

Printing Services to Be Outsourced Effective June 30

From a June 22 email from Drexel Campus Services:

“Drexel Printing Services will transition to an outsourced model effective Friday, June 30, 2017. Based on the changing volume and increasingly customized nature of printing orders in recent years, this new model will provide a more efficient method of meeting the printing needs of the University community. Drexel departments will work directly with the print supplier of their choice and place orders via Smart Source, Drexel’s procure-to-pay tool. You can find information on print suppliers, services and how to place orders via Smart Source on the Procurement Services website.

The PaperChase on Chestnut Square will be closed through August 2017 as the University evaluates the best use of this space as a copy shop or other retail/service center.”

Restructured Hospitality and Sport Management Center to Access New Resources

Effective July 1, the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management will become two centers:

  • The Center for Sport Management programs will be affiliated with the LeBow College of Business and will house the BS and MS in Sport Management along with associated minors. The Center will be directed by Professor Joel Maxcy, who is a sports economist with expertise in antitrust law, regulation, labor policy and finance. The MS in Sport Coaching Leadership will move to the School of Education.
  • The Center for Food and Hospitality Management will be affiliated with the College of Nursing and Health Professions. The Center will house the BS programs in Culinary Arts and Science and Hospitality Management, and the MS programs in Food Science and Culinary Arts and Science along with associated minors. The culinary and food science programs will be led by Professor Rosemary Trout, who has extensive food industry experience. The hospitality program will be led by Professor Michael Traud, who brings a wealth of experience from both the restaurant and hospitality communities. Through collaborations with the Department of Nutrition Sciences chaired by Professor Stella Volpe, this new structure will provide enhanced research and curricular opportunities and build upon the department’s nationally recognized work.

More information on the changes can be found here.

Proposal Submissions on Summer Fridays

By now, you know that every Friday this summer is a half-day — but what if you have to submit a proposal on a Friday? The Office of Research came up with tips and advice for how to work with the summer hours, which can be found here.

Construction Update

This month, construction was completed on the Intelligent Structures Laboratory (Alumni 073), which is used for testing and evaluating components of building structures. Additional laboratory equipment will be delivered and installed in the coming months.

Summer is always a busy time for University Facilities’ Planning, Design and Construction team, and this year is no exception. Major projects that are currently under construction and slated for completion this fall include: 

  • Korman Center and Quad: The glass curtain wall for the Korman Center addition has been installed, and work is progressing on the interior finishes. In the renamed Korman Quad, rough grading will occur in June and July, stonework will be installed in July and August, and finish materials will follow.
  • Westphal Music Industry Studios: Construction is in progress for the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design’s Music Industry Studios project, which will create a new state-of-the-art recording and production facility, music classrooms, audio archives and student and faculty spaces on the garden level of One Drexel Plaza. This project is on track for completion in fall 2017.
  • Academic Building, Ground Floor Renovation: Construction is well underway on the ground floor of the Academic Building, creating the new home for the James E. Marks Intercultural Center, as well as offices for the Office of Equality and Diversity, the Student Center for Inclusion and Culture, Spiritual and Religious Life and the LGBTQA Student Center. The project is on track for completion in fall 2017.
  • Buckley Field Hockey Field Replacement (Vidas Athletic Complex): The synthetic turf at the existing Buckley Field Hockey Field is being replaced this summer, with additional irrigation and fencing, as well as the new turf.
  • Bernhardt Memorial Courtyard at Thomas R. Kline School of Law: Construction will begin in July on the Bernhardt Memorial Courtyard, which will be located on Market Street between the Kline School of Law and Hagerty Library. Designed by Studio Bryan Hanes, the courtyard will provide an intimate outdoor space to study and socialize. Completion is expected in fall 2017. 

 Visit the Current Projects page of the Facilities website for additional project updates.